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Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 - Current situation

The winter 2016/2017 was cold with a rather low rainfall. The vines were well rested under these conditions and the sap descended deep into the roots.
The spring temperatures were warm with good sunshine and, under these conditions, the vines grew quickly.
The fledgling bunches of grapes are pretty; the flowering passed in very good conditions. The health of the grapes is very satisfactory without any particular pressure of disease.
Today we can estimate the date of the beginning of harvest as early September which is a few days early compared to a decennial average.

So, to summarize, we could say that today everything looks good, as in Côte d'Or.

Frédéric DROUHIN
June 16th 2017